Theo’s first boat ride

We went down to Övelgönne last weekend for a little walk and a Fischbrötchen (fish sandwich). Since the weather wasn’t great — we had several periods of rain — we decided to hop on a boat and take a little ride around the harbor. It was Theo’s first time on a ferry boat!

Down at the Museum Harbor, they were having some sort of other festival where people could go onto some more traditional sailing boats. There was music playing and lots of people out and about.

Theo doesn’t look that thrilled about his boat ride, but rest assured that he liked it. He had fun playing with Daddy on the table and watching the raindrops roll down the windows. And looking at the people behind us.

THAT FACE!!!

 

Rainbow for my rainbow baby

I saw this lovely wooden stackable rainbow toy online somewhere and just had to buy it for my rainbow baby*. And because it looked like fun, I got this other stackable rainbow tower. The rainbow comes in three different sizes — I got the medium one.

Wooden toys are big here in Germany. These are really nice quality. I think you can see it from the pictures, but the texture is kind of rough. Not so much that you’d get splinters from them, but not the polished wooden toys I’m used to.

It will be a while still until Theo is interested in playing with them, but for now he can gaze at the pretty colors, and it will make a nice addition to his nursery. Whenever we get around to making one.

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*A rainbow baby is a baby conceived after pregnancy loss. The beauty that comes after a storm!

Mommy blog?

Welp…guess this blog has turned into a bona fide mommy blog, since all I write about anymore is my son. But since I’ve always just written about my life, and now Theo takes up a large percentage of that, it’s only natural! It’s true what they say about parenthood being a 24/7 job. Yesterday, I was pretty exhausted. Theo had a rough day (learning something new perhaps?) and I had a rough night and felt truly sleep deprived, as is natural for mothers of infants.

But yesterday is over, last night was better, and today is already better, too. We let Theo sleep out on the balcony in the fresh air, Scandinavian style. Bundled up, hat on, outside. I don’t know if he was just tired, or if it was the fresh air and 60-degree weather, but he napped for almost 2 hours, which is really long for him!

We’ll definitely have to repeat that again!

As the weather is getting colder (it already feels like fall here!), I’ve noticed that Theo often has icy fingers. For those of you with experience with babies who have reached the stage of always putting their hands in their mouths, how do you keep their little hands warm? Gloves also get chewed on and wet, which then makes his hands even colder. Do they make waterproof gloves? Or do I have to get multiple pairs so I can change them frequently to always have a dry pair?